Nicole Kidman opens up about miscarrying twice while she was married to Tom Cruise
The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s massive grief to women, says Nicole as she recounts two very painful experiences in her life.
Nicole Kidman is a happy and proud mother of her four kids, Connor Cruise, Isabella Jane Cruise, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, and Sunday Rose Kidman Urban but the mom of four opened up about the massive grief she had to go through when she miscarried twice while being married to Tom Cruise.
In an interview with Tatler magazine, the 'Big Little Lies' actress spoke candidly about her feelings. The actress revealed that she felt grief taking over her when she miscarried at the age of 23 due to an ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which the embryo begins developing in the fallopian tube rather than in the womb. There’s a huge, aching yearning. I know the yearning," she opened up in her interview.
“And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s massive grief to women.” Even though Tom and she tried to conceive again, she lost her child the second time when the couple had been filing for divorce in 2001. However, after her ectopic pregnancy, Nicole and Tom made the decision of adopting kids. The pair welcomed Isabella Jane (born in 1992) and Connor Anthony (born in 1995) to their family.
“There’s an enormous amount of pain and an enormous amount of joy on the other side of it,” she said about being a parent. “The flipside of going through so much yearning and pain to get there is the feeling of ‘Ahhhh!’ when you have the child.” In 2005 Nicole met her now husband, Keith Urban. They married in 2006 and have two children together, Faith Margaret, 7, and Sunday Rose, 9.
After welcoming her daughters with Keith, the actress opened up about being protective of them. “I’m like, ‘No one gets near my babies!’ That’s why we chose not to sell photos of her. We just want to have our little cocoon,” she said, according to People. "At 41, it’s more of a painful love,” she added. She reflected on her emotions towards her kids when she looks at them.
"I look at that little girl and I’m like, ‘Oh, no, what’s going to happen?’ It’s almost like my heart is stretching; I’m feeling all the muscles stretch with emotion. It’s a beautiful love, but there’s a lot of fear and pain for her life, and for Bella and Connor’s life," she said. This is not the first time that Nicole has opened up about her miscarriage. Back in 2007, Nicole opened up about miscarriage. From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies,” she said at that time. “And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that’s when it came that we would adopt Bella.”